Abalimi Bezekhaya | Cape Town
Abalimi Bezekhaya in Cape Town supports the population of the Cape Flats in growing vegetables.
The Cape Flats is a very densely populated area where a large number of the black population was resettled during apartheid and still lives there in a confined space.
What you can expect
As a volunteer, you will be actively involved in the garden centre and the vegetable growing projects, preparing and running events and workshops, as well as providing UN management support. Furthermore, public relations and marketing is essential for Abalimi. This area is also entrusted to the volunteers, who contribute to the project by working on the newsletter, photography and reporting on events.
About the project
The non-profit organisation Abalimi Bezekhaya (Xhosa term, translated “the farmers of the homeland”) supports disadvantaged people in various Cape Town townships through urban horticulture and ecological programmes.
Besides its own organic vegetable production and distribution, Abalimi supports other individuals, groups and community organisations with workshops and training courses in the implementation and maintenance of long-term organic farming projects. These form the basis for sustainable ecological development, can open up new “self-help” career perspectives and actively serve the fight against poverty.
Abalimi supports individuals, groups and community organisations in the implementation and maintenance of long-term organic farming projects through workshops, training courses and mentoring. These form the basis for sustainable ecological development, can open up new “self-help” career perspectives and actively serve the fight against poverty. All under the motto “Food security”. Access to resources is facilitated by the two garden centres in the centre of the community. Furthermore, Abalimi supports larger and smaller community gardens in administrative tasks, especially fundraising and networking.
What you bring along
You will be working with
Residents of Cape Town, especially the Cape Flats and various townships
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